Basketballer First One Bounced From 'Dancing With the Stars'

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 11:30 AM EDT

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Basketballer First One Bounced From 'Dancing With the Stars'

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 11:30 AM EDT

Metta World Peace's stint on Dancing with the Stars didn't last very long.

The NBA standout -- formerly known as Ron Artest -- was eliminated along with partner Peta Murgatroyd on the first episode of the new season on Tuesday, according to a story on the website of People Magazine.

The 31-year-old told People that he wishes he "would have put in a little more effort" into the dancing.

Read the People story HERE.